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Category Archives: clarity

Time and Energy Management Tip – Learn to Say NO

Want more time in your business day? Have you spread yourself too thin? Is it because you agreed to a task that you should have said “NO” to? Being too nice Time pressure increases for those who are too nice to say “no”. The problem with this symptom is that everyone around you tends to learn this information. They will ask you to do tas... Continue reading

Real Core Values in Small Business

One of the things we do for our business owner clients is to help them clarify and communicate their core values.  We can create documents and posters that address the organization's view on respect, integrity and honesty. When the values are clarified and communicated you might think the exercise is done. We don’t think so. We believe 'more ... Continue reading

Cultures and Values in Your Business or Organization

What is your firm’s culture? The word ‘culture’ as it relates to business can be fuzzy and hard to define. There are other words that might be easier to work with: -          Core values -          The workplace vibe -          Your manifesto In 2009, while working as interim CEO at Apple, COO Tim Cook explaine... Continue reading

Simple Advertising Advice for Businesses

Here are two examples of advertisements to demonstrate what I think are the two most important elements of an advertisement. First take a look at these advertisements: 'Call Your Broker' And 'Clarity Defined' The most important part of any advertisement is the HEADLINE. These are the words intended to grab your attention. In the first adver... Continue reading

4 Tips for Working with Goals

It is the time of year we make new goals for 2012. Unfortunately, we don’t always make them happen. Here are some tips to increase the probability you will achieve your goal. 1)      Write it down – It sounds obvious, but until it is committed to paper it is only a dream. A dream becomes a goal when you write it down. 2)      State ... Continue reading

Why are You a Business Owner?

If you haven’t seen Simon Sinek’s video on ‘How great leaders inspire action’, it is worth the 18 minutes. He explains why people don’t buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it. Recently I attended a graduation for a University Business School class with a seasoned and successful business owner. I took the opportunity to ask him this ques... Continue reading

A Structure For Business Visioning

My previous post detailed a few of the business challenges that arise when the actions and attitudes of the business owner contribute the some of the business problems. It can be phrased using the old Greek saying, ‘when the head of the fish starts to rot’. This post is about how to put a vision into action and reduce the problems. Even when... Continue reading